Culinary and Restaurant Experiences in Lafayette

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Lafayette is in the heart of Cajun Country where seafood is king.
By LouisianaTravel.com Staff
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Oyster PoBoy in Lafayette Louisiana
Your tastebuds will be so happy after experiencing an oyster po'boy while visiting Lafayette.

For many visitors, Louisiana’s coast is synonymous with seafood. For others, it’s the heartland of Cajun cuisine. Both are right, as you’ll discover when visiting the most densely populated region in Cajun Country along the Bayou Bounty culinary trail in the restaurant-rich city of Lafayette.

Must Taste Food in Lafayette

Cajun Food Tours

The best way to experience the flavor of Louisiana! From the cozy tour bus, you’ll learn the history, love the culture and, best of all, stop to taste the famous Cajun delights that make our city so unique. They pick up from many area hotels. The 3.5-hour tours begin at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

EatLafayette

EatLafayette is a celebration of the restaurants that make our culture so appetizing. The campaign gives locally owned restaurants the opportunity to showcase their cuisine. With a wide variety of restaurants offering mouthwatering specials, EatLafayette is sure to make dining out easier on your pocketbook. So join us as we manger (Cajun-French for “eat”) in support of Lafayette's one-of-a-kind restaurants.

Cajun Boudin Trail

The Cajun Boudin Trail puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to discovering Louisiana’s best boudin and other regional specialty items, be it a pork chop sandwich, beef jerky, cheesy boudin balls, specialty sausages, cracklins, smoked meats, plate lunches, stuffed chickens or chili dogs. The area in and around Lafayette is the indisputable center of all things boudin. Lafayette even holds the annual Boudin Cookoff in October, where the top boudiniers come together to show off their skills. The city of Scott in Lafayette Parish is the Boudin Capital of the World and hosts the annual Boudin Festival in April. 

Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse Farm

The Market at The Horse Farm, recurring weekly on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products and artisanal creations offered by local producers, artists and vendors in a celebratory atmosphere of community, enrichment and entrepreneurism, created through the mutual support of its members and patrons.

Learn about more restaurants in Lafayette and the surrounding area.